Skip to content

Indonesia Frets Over Papua Issue at the United Nations

September 28, 2016

http://tabloidjubi.com/eng/indonesia-frets-papua-issue-united-nations/

Indonesia Frets Over Papua Issue at the United Nations

27 September 2016

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua legislator Laurenzus Kadepa said the Indonesian Government showed panic when the Pacific countries talked about the Papua issue and alleged human rights violations at the UN General Council plenary meeting.

The Commission I member of the Papua Legislative Council for the Government, Politic, Legal and Human Rights Affairs said the Indonesian delegation showed it through the rights of reply in the debate session to criticize and point out the six countries that are Nauru, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Tonga as to intervene the sovereignty and integrity of its country.

“The Indonesian Government should reflect and change its approach to Papua. It shouldn’t overreact. The Indonesian Government at the UN plenary meeting said the state has already upheld the human right enforcement; it is part of its commitment and the international community would keep asking about it,” said Kadepa to Jubi on Monday (26/9/2016).

He urged Indonesia to make good in its promise to solve cases of human right violations in Papua.

“Support for Papua from the international community, especially among the Pacific countries, should prompt Indonesia to change its ways in Papua,” he said.

He said it is the time for the government, Papua legislators and security forces to reflect what have they done, especially in law and human rights enforcement and so on. “The increase of Papua human rights issue at the international community is one of warnings for the state and its apparatus. If the access to Papua is really opened to everyone, I think it wouldn’t be a problem. Let everyone come to see the firsthand condition of Papua,” he said.

According to him, the international community has intensively discussed about the human rights issues in Papua due to their concern to Papua condition. It couldn’t be denied that up to now the settlement of the alleged cases of human rights violations in Papua as promised by the Indonesian Government has been stuck. There is no result. There was none of cases revealed. The government mentioned many barriers as the reason.

“Also I agree with the Coordinator of Kontras Jakarta Haris Azhar mentioning the handling of human rights violations in Papua was only to response the noise from international community. It’s right. It seems the government did it only for that reason. Up to now none of cases is settled,” he said.

Separately, other Papua legislator Ruben Magai said the future of human rights enforcement in Indonesia, especially in Papua are entering the black period. He said how the state could solve the alleged human rights violations if some parties allegedly perpetrators have position in the structure of state’s administration. “It is obviously worsen the state’s image. Therefore the human rights violation would never be ended and the international world continue to question it,” said Ruben.

Furthermore, said Ruben, the Pacific countries keep monitoring and pushing the settlement of Papua issues. So when the Indonesian Government is not taking it seriously, the Pacific countries would highlight on those issues. (*/rom)

——————————————

http://tabloidjubi.com/eng/highland-areas-vulnerable-unrest-elections-kpu-papua/

pilkada-noken.jpg Highland Areas Vulnerable to Unrest During Elections : KPU Papua – West Papua No.1 News Portal
tabloidjubi.com
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua General Election Commission mapped areas deemed vulnerable to violence during simultaneous elections in February. KPU Papua Chairman Adam Arisoi said all areas consisting of one municipality and ten regencies are considered vulnerable but the most at-risk areas are Papua highland areas. “Some areas are considered vulnerable, including the regencies of Nduga,

Highland Areas Vulnerable to Unrest During Elections : KPU Papua
27 September 2016

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua General Election Commission mapped areas deemed vulnerable to violence during simultaneous elections in February.

KPU Papua Chairman Adam Arisoi said all areas consisting of one municipality and ten regencies are considered vulnerable but the most at-risk areas are Papua highland areas.

“Some areas are considered vulnerable, including the regencies of Nduga, Lanny Jaya, Tolikara, Puncak Jaya, Intan Jaya and Dogiyai. The six regencies have been mapped. We asked the security forces for security back-up; especially when KPU are publishing their authorized decisions,” said Arisoi on Monday (26/9/2016).

He reminded the local KPUs to anticipate all possibilities.

The Police also should be actively participated in helping calm the situation.

“KPU has two decisions that would have the impact on legal and public security issues. Both decisions should be monitored by security forces to avoid the conflict that would be harmed the community,” he said.

He said disputes might be occurr at the time KPU announcing the results for eligible candidates.

Separately, the Deputy Chairman of Commission I of the Papua Legislative Council Orwan Tolli Wone said he expected simultaneous regional elections in one municipality and ten companies in Papua in the beginning of 2017 would be run smoothly as expected. There would be disputes between the supporters of each candidate.

“The candidates also should be able to win their supporters’ hearts. Don’t do the opposite: provoke their supporters to do the unexpected actions,” Wone.

According to him, win or lose in the election is normal. Not all candidates could win the election. “There is certainly only one candidate couple to be elected. However, it should be really selected in the clean democracy, not by cheating or something else,” he said. (*/rom)

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: